A terrible problem to have.
Too much beer. Can you have too much beer?
As I’m writing this I hear a resounding NO!!! But it's sort of a predicament that I’m in. When we closed our beer shop at the end of 2005 we had some stock left over. It wasn't much in terms of weekly turn over, but it was a sizable quantity. I gave some away. I've been drinking some, but still I have a shed load left. Why am I complaining I hear you ask? Well one of the problems I have is that I find it hard to justify buying new beer. And oh how I want to buy new beer. Most of what I have is still perfectly drinkable, even though the "sell by" dates are past on a large percentage. There are some beers that we stocked up on on purpose, like Trappist Rochefort 8 & 10, and then there were others that we got lumbered with, like the gluten free beer that has now gone down the drain. I have a goodly supply of beer in the cupboard under the stairs, and the rest in the garage. What a problem to have hey?
Tonight, I have mainly been drinking Ter Doolen Dark. A sultry little number weighing in at 6.6% abv. This dark chewable Belgium ale has a deep foamy cream-laid head and the body of an aged walnut chest of drawers. You take a sip and your mouth becomes full of a mess of flavours. Raisins, leather, beechnuts, toffee and dusty curtains. The after-taste of bitterness kicks in. Thankfully its a hint rather that a slap in the face bitterness.Ter Doolen are unsung heroes in my book. Cheers!